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New York Times

Annual federal spending for all energy research and development is less than half what it was 25 years ago. It has sunk to $3 billion/yr. Meanwhile, medical research is $28 billion/yr and military research is more than $75 billion. Hmmm

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New York Times

Politics and worries about oil supplies may have caused gasoline prices to go up at the pump earlier this year, but one big investment bank quietly helped their rapid drop in recent weeks, according to some economists, traders and analysts.

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Resource Investor

When a commodity or a stock moves fast we tend to get very excited. We hope to discover whether or not it has made some kind of quantum leap or is just part of a long term trend. So what the heck is happening to crude oil? Is this a slip? A corre

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LiveScience.com

A new battery that uses a tiny gas turbine engine could make charging that mp3 player every day a thing of the past, that is once scientists figure out how to make it all work. The teensy turbine, placed in a silicon chip roughly the size of a qua

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AP

The world has tapped only 18 percent of the total global supply of crude, a leading Saudi oil executive said, challenging the notion that supplies are petering out. [In time for the elections.]

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Globe and Mail

Russia, Greece, and Bulgaria agreeed yesterday to end years of disputes and launch a long-delayed trans-Balkan oil pipeline that coudl strengthen Moscow's grip on the energy market in the Mediterranean region. Russian President Vladimir Putin

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Moscow News

Statistics recently published by the oil cartel OPEC show that Russia is currently extracting more oil that Saudi Arabia, making it the biggest producer of "black gold" in the world, the British Financial Times reported on Wednesday, Aug 23

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Seattle Post-Intelligence

Argentina announced an ambitious plan Wednesday to expand its nuclear program to meet rising energy demands, including extending the life of existing plants and possibly resuming uranium mining. At a Government House news conference

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Tom Bearden

Where does all electromagnetic (EM) field energy and all EM potential energy come from in the first place?

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AP

Researchers are studying whether microbes can be manipulated by science to expand the life of coal-bed methane wells in the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming. So far, results look "very promising," said Seth Snyder, a researcher at

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Reuters

McCarthy, a founder of Steorn in 2000, said the company discovered the technology while using magnets to try to devise more efficient wind generators. "We put in a small amount of mechanical energy and we get a large amount out ... but until thi

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Reuters

Filling up the car at the gas station could take a few seconds longer in future -- to deduct points from your personal "greenhouse gas" ration card. Issuing every citizen with an electronic card to encourage them to reduce energy use is one

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China Daily

Shanghai Petroleum Exchange, China's first bourse for the spot transaction of oil products, formally opened on Friday. The exchange, located in the Pudong New District, began trading in gasoline and will trade bitumen, methanol and glycol in the

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AP

Oil prices briefly dipped below $70 a barrel during trading for the first time in almost 2 months after a wave of good news in the Middle East and from an Alaskan oil field.

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Reuters

India warned the US Congress not to tinker with a controversial civilian nuclear cooperation deal and said it would not accept any significant changes to the agreement. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who sat through most of a seven-hour angry parlia

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by Christopher Westley

Firms have less of an incentive to care for their property. When the government intervenes to protect a handful of large oil producing firms, it creates a domestic version of OPEC.

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AFP

The price of crude oil enjoyed a record-breaking runs higher this week beyond 78 dollars per barrel, while many other commodities were lifted by escalating violence in the Middle East. Gold climbed alongside other precious metals, owing to their safe

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by Bill Weinberg - www.villagevoice.com

There are those who take an opposite tack from the advocacy groups, seeing the Queens debacle as indicative of insufficient deregulation. Jim Lesczynski, the Libertarian Party candidate.

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AP

[ARCO] BP discovered corrosion so severe that it will have to replace 16 miles of pipeline at the huge Prudhoe Bay oil field work that could shut down the nation's single biggest source of domestic crude for months and drive gasoline prices even

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Reuters

[It ain't bragging if you can do it.] Global oil prices could hit $200 per barrel if the United States pursues international sanctions against Iran, an Iranian official said, although analysts passed the comment off as saber rattling.

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